Andreas Makes Brownville ‘Be-Mused’
September 28th, 2016
Omaha, NE — The Brownville Concert Series welcomes back a Broadway Star.
Broadway star Christine Andreas will bring her latest cabaret show ‘Be-Mused’ to the Brownville Concert Series from October 7th-9th at 7:30 p.m. Andreas’ Broadway credits include playing Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Laurey in the revival of Oklahoma! as well as performances in On Your Toes and The Light in the Piazza. In ‘Be-Mused’, she’ll explore the curious phenomenon that happens between singers and their songwriters. For her, it’s an aspect of music that showcases the artform at its best.
“To be ‘Be-mused’ would maybe mean how an artist is inspired by a writer, how a writer is inspired by an artist and the chemistry, the click and the magic that happens,” Andreas said. “I’m married to a songwriter/composer and I know that one of best aspects of my relationship with my husband, Marty Silvestri, is music. It’s the best parts of us come together. You know, the couples thing is a crazy road, but when we do music it’s as if we are one mind. It’s been that way for 25 years.”
Andreas said that many great singer/songwriter combos span all types of musical genres Her show will cover that range as well. Preparing the show gave her a chance to think about how a singer is a conduit for a song. She said parts of you as an artist connect with the lyrics and melody and eventually become a total communication between song, artist, musicians, and audience. A great example she gave, was the performance stylings of Barbra Streisand.
“You never knew where she was going with a song, it was so exciting,” she said. “Along with the incredible instrument, that voice of hers, you just went on some incredible ride. It was the music, she had this uncanny knack for picking songs that just flew out of her throat and out of her psyche. She was extraordinary. That’s what happens when you chose songs that suit you, that excite you. You simply fly.”
Though Andreas has performed on some of Broadway’s biggest stages, she said the chance to perform in smaller, intimate shows like the one in Brownville are what singing is all about.
“I think seeing a live performer in an intimate situation who’s on their game is thrilling,” She said. “That animal part of you that just loves when the hairs go up on the back of your neck. That’s where that happens, it happens live in a small space. You leave with a part of that artist, a part of their music, a part of who of they are, their energy, their spirit. If they’re on their game and life-affirming and love what they are singing it’s quite thrilling.”
The Brownville Concert Series presents Christine Andreas perform October 7th-9th at 7:30 p.m. at the Brownville Concert Hall in Brownville, Nebraska. For more information on the show, visit www.brownvilleconcertseries.com.
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